Congratulations South Africa Under-19 for winning the first World Cup!
The Man of Match for the final, which is selected by the umpires is Corbin Bosch for his bowling performance. He picked up four wickets. Bosch said, “It was the highest 131 of my life, I have been part of.”
The Man of the tournament, which is presented by Darren Ganga, is Aiden Markram of South Africa. He has guided his team to the final. Markram said, “Pakistan bowled and fielded very well. The support has been unreal for us. The final innings has been special. It has been an unbelievav
Bradley Dial smashes the ball to the boundary as the player runs towards the pitch to celebrate with Aiden Markram and Dial.
Five runs from Saud Shakeel’s over. South Africa needs 10 more runs to lift their first ICC Under-19 World Cup. A lot of happy and excited faces in their dug-outs.
There was a chance of a wicket as Bradley Dial slammed the ball but Zia-ul-Haq doesn’t reach on time to catch it. South Africa need 17 to win from 72 balls.
What a fine prospect leg spinner Karamat Ali looks. 13 wkts in the tournament at an average of 14 & an economy rate of 3.55 #u19cwc#PakvSA
Three runs off the over, Former Pakistan speedstar Shoaib Akhtar is present at the stadium.
Karamat Ali picks up his first wicket. He traps Jason Smith as the batsman leaned to defend but was clean leg-before.
OUT! Jason Smith 9(26)
Just a single from Zafar Gohar’s first over.
Amad Butt, who scored an unbeaten 37, picks up his first wicket. Hasan Raza takes the catch to dismiss Clyde Fortuin.
OUT! Clyde Fortuin 1(8)
Captain Markram slams a four to finish the third over. Six runs from Zia-ul-Haq’s second over.
Adien Markram is South Africa’s highest run-scorer in the tournament. He faces Zia-ul-Haq. A bouncer to finish the first over. Maiden over!
South African openers Aiden Markram and Clyde Fortuin are out. Two slips in. Zia-ul-Haq opens the bowling for Pakistan.
It has been an one-sided affair till now in the first innings of the final. South African pacers dominated over the Pakistani batsmen. only Amad Butt and Zafar Gohar stood there and put some score on the boards. Corbin Bosch, son of late of Tertius Bosch picked up four wickets. Justin Dill picked up two.
It would be now on the South African batsmen to finish it smoothly and win their first ICC Under-19 World Cup.
Corbin Bosch removes Zia-ul-Haq as he registers a four-for!
OUT! Zia-ul-Haq 0(7)
Karamat Ali goes! That didn’t seem to have touched the bat but the umpire thinks the other way. Clyde Fortuin on the other hand takes up six catches.
OUT! Karamat Ali 1(2)
Zafar Gohar finally goes as Ngazibini Sigwili takes his first wicket of the match. Bosch takes the catch.
OUT! Zafar Gohar 22(44)
Butt and Gohar are going after the South African bowlers. Two boundaries off the over.
Rabada completes his 10th over. Rabada bowls full length delivery to Gohar. Good Partnership between Amad Butt and Zafar Gohar. Rabada ends with one wicket and 26 runs from his 10 overs.
Dropped catch! Amad Butt survives. Dirk Bruwer was the man who dropped.
Four from the over. Amad Butt and Zafar Gohar have decided to attack the South African pacers. Same as the innings against England in semi-final.
Yaseen Vali picks up his first wicket. Ameer Hamza returns the ball back to Vali as he gets hold of it easily. Pakistan are in the grips.
OUT! Ameer Hamza 12(39)
Kagiso Rabada has been right on the nose. Two from the over.
Just two runs from Yaseen Valli’s first over. Kagiso Rabada returns.
#u19cwc real lump in my throat watching son of late Tertius Bosch bowling so well in the final #futurestars
It is a double wicket maiden for Corbin Bosch. Bosch bowls a length ball on the off side and Raza edges it to Dirk Bruwer, who takes a wonderful catch. Two balls later he picks up Kamran Ghulam. Clyde Fortuin takes an easy catch, as Ghulam edges.
OUT! Saud Shakeel 4(10), Kamran Ghulam 0(2)
Sami Aslam, who was going strong, is dismissed by Justin Dill. A full length ball and Aslam edges. Clyde Fortuin jumps to his left and takes the catch.
OUT! Sami Aslam 16(36)
Kagiso Rabada gets rid off Imam-ul-Haq. Imam edges a length ball and Fortuin takes an easy catch. Hasan Raza comes to bat. There was another chance, when Hasan Raza edged another length ball.
OUT! Imam-ul-Haq 12(25)
Rabada is bowling length balls and mostly towards the off stump.
Rabada bowls two wide and only two runs off from the wide balls in the over.
Kagiso Rabada bowls a maiden over. Rabada is bowling sharp and quick.
Big day for South African cricket! C’mon the boys!
Good first over by Kagiso Rabada. There’s a miscommunication on the fifth ball. Imam went for a tight single but Aslam didn’t respond. Thankfully the mid-off fielder didn’t throw at the strikers end. Earlier Aslam flicked a legside delivery for a boundary.
Toss: Pakistan win toss, elect to bat
South Africa Under-19: Adrian Markram (c), Clyde Fortuin (wk), Dirk Bruwer, Yaseen Valli, Jason Smith, Corbin Bosh, Bradley Dial, Justin Dill, Kagiso Rabada, Greg Oldfield, Ngazibini Sigwili.
Pakistan Under-19: Sami Aslam (c), Imam-ul-Haq, Hasan Raza, Saud Shakeel, Zafar Gohar, Saifullah Khan (wk), Zia-ul-Haq, Ameer Hamza, Karamat Ali, Amad Buttt.
Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s Live updates of the Under-19 World Cup final between Pakistan and South Africa. I am Abhijit Banare and I will be bringing you live updates from the match. Pakistan have come into match with their batting doing exceptionally well. Skipper Sami Aslam is in good nick and so is Imam-ul-Haq. Aslam was confident of his team’s performance. Meanwhile, a threatening pace attack lead by Kagiso Rabada will look to bundle out Pakistan. Even the Proteas skipper Aiden Markram is in excellent form.
Pakistan is quite top heavy batting wise with skipper Sami Aslam and Imam-ul-Haq scoring most of the runs. There is a cloud over Imam’s fitness for this tournament, as he injured himself during the semi-final. Shakeel can play a responsible hand and he would be their main man in the middle-order.
South Africa’s bowling is very strong with Kagiso Rabada being the star. He bowls at a fair clip and can bounce the ball. He is in top form after the six for 25 he took against Australia in the semi-final. Justin Dill and Bosch can also help him out. Valli and Dirk Bruwer then complete the attack. This attack will face a good test against Pakistan.